APWH1 Before History
The "old stone age." Period marked by foraging people who used chipped stone tools.
When people move from one region to another for permanent or semi-permanent residence.
People who support themselves by hunting wild animals and gathering wild edible plants and insects.
People who constantly travel from place to place in search of food. Such travel is usually seasonal.
Everything that people have, think, and do as a society.
Relation by blood and/or marriage. Also includes adoption among certain groups.
The spread of ideas, customs, and technologies from one people to another.
The belief that spirits are present in animals, plants, and other natural objects.
A person having access to and communication with the spiritual world.
Lifestyle based on the raising of livestock to provide food, clothing, and shelter. Usually nomadic.
The taming of animals or breeding of plants for human use, such as work or as food.
When individuals adopt a certain career or craft and focus on it.
Experts in a craft.
Fabrics that are woven or knitted. Anciently, created from plant or animal fibers.
The science and technology of metals. Includes manufacture of metal goods and creation of alloys.
The "new stone age." Marked by the beginnings of irrigation.
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